Last night, I had a conversation with a man who I greatly respect and admire. It was about life. It was candid and real, which I appreciated.
We discussed sorrow, hope, perspective and living each day to it’s fullest. It was an inspiring conversation….one that you leave feeling refreshed and invigorated.
He’s facing an uphill battle with a loved one. It’s bringing life into perspective very rapidly, maybe too rapidly….well that’s what we discussed….who are we to determine how rapidly is too rapidly…make sense?
God’s in control, he really is. Sure, we don’t understand the current circumstances in life sometimes. They can be painful and confusing, I get it. Many times, we are at a loss and the only thing left to do…..which can often be the most difficult thing to do…. is trust.
As we trust that God has engineered things specifically for His purposes, we can find some freedom in that. Not freedom from the pain necessarily, but freedom from fear. There’s peace in knowing that a greater power is pulling the strings.
Often, this freedom gives birth to perspective. Man, perspective can sure steer a ship. It can allow a person to truly appreciate each day, each moment, each challenge for what it is…..an opportunity to grow and marinate in the mystery of life.
Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Our plans are never set in stone. Our health is never predictable. Our world can change in a flash. So why not live every day to it’s fullest? Why not trust in a God who’s bigger than us? Because it’s easy not to. We fall into the trap of fear….into the trap of control….into the trap of self-preservation. We all do it.
I invite you to join me in the daily pursuit of perspective. To pull up our boot straps and trudge through the muck and the mire of life with our chins held high. We are blessed with the gift of life and the guidance of a God who loves us.
Have you ever gained perspective through tough times?